Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL) Training

May 18, 2024
Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds, 195 Midway St., Imlay City, MI 48444

Or

Oct. 12, 2024
MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI 48910


Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Program: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Responding to accidents is never an easy task. Responding to an accident that involves large trucks, people and animals can quickly turn into a chaotic event if the local response team is not prepared or trained to handle such an occurrence. Following several livestock truck rollovers over the last few years in Michigan and adjacent states, Michigan State University-Extension along with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Michigan Pork Producers Association recognized the need to have a network of trained people across the state to respond to these situations. In order to help local sheriffs/police, fire crews, ambulances, veterinarians and other officials prepare for rollovers of semis pulling livestock trailers, MSU Extension is coordinating specialized hands-on training for livestock accident responders.  

This program is aimed at helping response teams plan for and respond to rollover accidents involving livestock. This one-day training focuses on managing the scene of an accident, organizing volunteers and working to ensure public safety and animal welfare. Participants will learn about extrication of trapped animals from trucks/trailers, management of a rollover accident incident, chain of command, safe handling of large animals, and humane euthanasia techniques for severely injured animals. The program will consist of both in-class and hands-on training.

Continuing Education Credits:
Six PACCO continuing education credits will also be available for participants in this program.
  

Cost: $75 per person or $60 per person for groups of 2 or more, includes lunch
Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
No refunds within two weeks of each program. Substitutions maybe made.

Please be aware that there is a contained bee hive at each location.

October Training

Registration for Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL) Training is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1, 2024.

There are 74 openings available.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

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